Wesleyan Connection Posts Yarrow Pics, Accidentally Publicizes SJB Controversy

Over at the Wesleyan Connection, Cynthia Rockwell has posted coverage of folk singer activist Peter Yarrow’s singalong appearance in Zelnick Pavilion last Wednesday, including a new gallery of photos. The link even appears on the main page. Unsurprisingly, the photos are fantastic, with one particular clutch shot of Rotbot holding hands with Yarrow. (Way to go, Adam!) As the caption reads:

Yarrow offered slightly tongue-in-cheek advice from his experiences: “If you’re going to get arrested, it’s good to have a few members of the clergy with you.” He movingly recalled being on the platform in Washington, D.C., with the leaders of the Civil Rights Movement when someone asked the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., “Tell us about your dream, Martin,” and the Rev. Dr. King began his famous speech.

More notably, the Connection includes a video clip in its coverage. It’s the same one Ben Doernberg ’13 shot, which has since been edited to comment on recent attempts by the University to squash nonviolent protest efforts at Wesleyan. Considering Yarrow’s singalong revolved around protest music and peaceful protest, it’s a pretty fitting touch:

Unfortunately Wesleyan can no longer allow activism to take place on University property. Students who engage in protest activity will be sanctioned and may be fired from on-campus jobs. Find out more about our new policy at: bit.ly/NoProtestWes

Doernberg’s video appears above. Here are Rockwell’s photos of the Peter Yarrow singalong:

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Edit: Looks like the Wesleyan Connectioncaught on and removed the video. Doernberg sent in this screenshot and writes, “If they had obeyed the CC licensing (given me credit for the video) I wouldn’t have done it, but they didn’t hold up their end of the social contract, so I didn’t feel pressured to either.”